Letters: Council naive to end with Sally Ann?

Maple Ridge council recently passed a resolution asking B.C. Housing to end its contract with the Salvation Army Caring Place.

Editor, The News:

Re: City wants Sally Ann out (The News, Aug. 26).

Maple Ridge council recently passed a resolution asking B.C. Housing to end its contract with the Salvation Army Caring Place.

I’m wondering if council is being somewhat naive with this resolution?

Passed experience seems to indicate the Salvation Army has some deep political ties and isn’t so easily dismissed as by asking B.C. Housing to cancel its contract.

But should this resolution be successful, I hope council has a viable option, because like it or not, the cold, wet weather is approaching and Maple Ridge has a population that will need help with shelter.

Good luck with this resolution, council.

I am curious to see what comes of your request, but I won’t be holding my breath.

Terri Marlow

Maple Ridge

 

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